Navigation Links
Elderly Medicare beneficiaries give their coverage higher ratings than do those with ESI
Date:5/11/2009

Bethesda, MD -- Elderly Medicare beneficiaries are more satisfied with their health care, and experience fewer problems accessing and paying for care, than Americans with employer-sponsored insurance (ESI), according to a study by Commonwealth Fund researchers published today on the Health Affairs Web site.

The study is based on data from the Commonwealth Fund 2007 Biennial Health Insurance Survey, a nationally representative survey of 3,501 adults age 19 and older conducted between June 4 and October 24, 2007. The gap between consumers' ratings of Medicare and ESI has widened since a similar survey in 2001.

"Right now, policymakers are debating whether to offer a public health insurance plan to those under 65 as part of comprehensive health reform. Our results show that, in important ways, Medicare serves the elderly more effectively than employer-sponsored coverage serves its enrollees. If given the opportunity, many adults under age 65 would likely select a public health insurance option," said lead author Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund.

The favorable ratings given Medicare by beneficiaries suggest that they are fundamentally more satisfied with their coverage relative to those with ESI, say Davis and coauthors Stuart Guterman, Michelle Doty, and Kristof Stremikis. Thirty-seven percent of elderly Medicare beneficiaries rated their coverage as excellent, versus 20 percent of the employer group. Meanwhile, only 8 percent of elderly Medicare beneficiaries rated their insurance as "fair" or "poor," compared with 18 percent of those with ESI.

Survey results demonstrate that Medicare beneficiaries are less likely than those with private coverage to report negative experiences with their insurance plans -- including having expensive medical bills for noncovered services, being charged a lot more than insurance would pay, and physicians' not taking their insurance. For example, only 10 percent of elderly M
'/>"/>

Contact: Mary Mahon
mm@cmwf.org
212-606-3853
Commonwealth Fund
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nighttime Urination Linked to Higher Death Rate Among Elderly
2. M. D. Anderson study predicts dramatic growth in cancer rates among US elderly, minorities
3. Remuda Ranch Reports Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Elderly
4. Healthcare Gathering Addresses Increasing Need of Caring for the Nations Elderly Population
5. Low Blood Sugar Events Increase Dementia Risk in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
6. Drug Utilization Review Reveals Potentially Inappropriate Medication Use Among Elderly Population
7. New Dakim Campaign Promotes Brain Fitness for Seniors with Elderly Holding Signs Declaring My Brain Is Not Retired
8. Diabetics and Elderly May Fare Better With Bypass
9. Few friends combined with loneliness linked to poor mental and physical health for elderly
10. Spinal taps carry higher risks for infants and elderly, study shows
11. Epilepsy in the elderly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... iFitDress.com, the well-known wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, ... evening gowns . All items in the fresh collection ... $100. , iFitDress.com is among the hardest working ... best to help clients worldwide to keep pace with ... and professional. According to its development manager, all its ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Today, Zane ... the publication of a new eBook, Affordable Care ... small business owners feel uncertain about how the ... and their bottom line. , The new eBook ... helps businesses navigate their upcoming health insurance decisions. ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... U.S. teen birth rates fell dramatically during the past two ... a new government report shows. An estimated 4 million ... decline, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease ... out at me from the report," said Bill Albert, chief ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... An imaging study of chronic users of codeine-containing ... regions of brain white matter and associates these ... , Researchers used diffusuion tensor imaging (DTI) (an ... investigate the white matter integrity of chronic CCS ... the brain, including the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus, which ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Loss of brain ... explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying ... sleep disruption can be especially severe and often results ... The investigators analyzed data from the Rush Memory ... enrolled at age 65 and are being followed until ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:iFitDress.com Releases a New Range of Cheap Evening Gowns 2Health News:Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC 2Health News:Teen Birth Rate Has Dropped Dramatically in Last Two Decades: CDC 3Health News:Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells 2
... physical activities can mean much athletic activity that is ... are becoming quite a common cause of hospitalization for ... the2nd Annual Sports Medicine for Coaches Fall Sports Safety ... at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery, had ...
... of Nutrition Elaine Rush states that consumption of energy ... as caffeine contributes to obesity. // ,The ... caffeine and guarana (which also contains caffeine) causes the ... lemonade. "These results could have huge implications when you ...
... diagnosed in men and the risk of developing this ... form of therapy for prostate cancer remains still a ... available to patients: traditional open surgery, laparoscopic (also known ... ,Prostate cancer patients biggest concerns following these treatment ...
... make head-and-neck cancer patients feel as if they ... that the treatment may later cause difficulty swallowing, ... through the stomach wall. This however sometimes can ... head-and-neck surgeon William R. Carroll, M.D., and colleagues ...
... most of the northern sections of Uttar Pradesh. The ... according to reports from health officials. , ,On Saturday ... actual toll "is bound to be much higher" as many ... far over 900 patients have been admitted to different government ...
... of Medicine had discovered a drug that can help in ... the brain. The research results were published in // current ... may go a long way in helping workers working in ... clock., ,The study’s results are reported on-line today in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:All Play Is No Good For Health 2Health News:Obesity Can Be Caused By Consumption Of Energy Drinks 2Health News:Benefits Of Robotic Prostate Surgery- But At What Cost? 2Health News:Treatment For Reversal Of Effects Of Sleep Deprivation In Brain 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p01618927/The-Impact-of-Healthcare-Reform-PPACA-On-the-US-IVD-Industry.html The "Patient Protection and ... that affects virtually every aspect of health care, ... take effect now. IVD manufacturers who have different ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 ... Synopsis The report provides in depth ... Canadian personal accident and health insurance segment, ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: ... This report analyzes the worldwide markets ... Product Segments: Implantable/Internal Cardiac Defibrillators, and External Defibrillators. The ... Canada , Japan , ... , Middle East & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 2The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 3The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 4The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 5The Impact of Healthcare Reform (PPACA) On the U.S. IVD Industry 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 2Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 3Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 4Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 5Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 6Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 7Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 8Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 9Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 10Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 11Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 12Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 13Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 14Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 15Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 16Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 17Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 18Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 19Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 20Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 21Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 22Personal Accident and Health Insurance in Canada, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017 23Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 2Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 3Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 4Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 5Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 6Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 7Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 8Global Cardiac Defibrillators Industry 9
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: